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Article ID: 707741

Relationship counseling encourages couples HIV testing

University of Michigan

It's long been known that couples HIV testing and counseling is an effective way to mutually disclose HIV status and link to health care––unfortunately, couples don't use it even though it's widely available.

Released:
7-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

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    7-Feb-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 707674

Study Finds HIV+ Cancer Patients Benefit From Immunotherapy

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

The immunotherapy that has revolutionized treatment of many cancers appear to offer similar benefit to cancer patients living with HIV.

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6-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
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    4-Feb-2019 3:00 PM EST

Article ID: 707365

Diversity in the CD4 Receptor Protects Chimpanzees from Infection by AIDS-like Viruses

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

An international team of collaborators found that the CD4 surface protein, which is used by HIV and SIV as the receptor to enter immune cells, is highly variable among wild chimpanzees.

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31-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707471

Saint Joseph’s University Bioethicist Calls for Safe Injection Sites; Proposes Customized Model for Philadelphia

Saint Joseph's University

University’s nationally-recognized Institute of Clinical Bioethics collaborates with local institutions on newly published paper proposing a model for safe injection sites designed to prevent the deaths of thousands of Philadelphians vulnerable to an opioid overdose.

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4-Feb-2019 12:30 PM EST

Article ID: 707328

Study paves way for promising HIV vaccine

University of Manitoba

The study is the first in the world to demonstrate that chickenpox vaccine, when given to people who are already immune to it, does not trigger an unwanted “HIV-welcoming” immune state in the genital mucosa (lining) or in the bloodstream.

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31-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 707318

Research Identifies Pathway Connecting Some ARV Drugs With Liver Disease

University of Kentucky

Research out of the University of Kentucky has identified a potential pathway by which certain ARV drugs -- commonly given to patients with HIV -- give rise to liver disease.

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31-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
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    30-Jan-2019 1:00 PM EST

Article ID: 707175

HIV Hidden in Patients’ Cells Can Now Be Accurately Measured

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Until now, researchers haven’t been able to accurately quantify a latent form of HIV that persists in patients’ immune cells. A new genetic technique is fast and 10 to 100 times more accurate than previous diagnostics.

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29-Jan-2019 9:50 AM EST

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